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Who will stand in the gap for America?

If you are going to be a conservative, then you have to go up there and stand up for us”

Rob Waterson
Tea Party Advocate, Suwanee, Ga

Why can't we just all get along?

Why can't we just all get along?

It looks like Senator Isakson (R) and Chambliss (R) are in the process of making a deal that will ensure at least a trillion in new taxes while cutting the deficit $3.7 trillion over the next 10 years. According to the Congressional Research Service ( ), this may not be anywhere near enough. The Republicans and Democrats over the past 100 years or so have spent themselves into a corner. Some economists believe that the US economy is too far gone to ever recover.

Warnings were issued decades ago that the big three entitlements: social security, medicare, and medicaid were going to consume upwards of 60% of the US federal budget by 2025. It may happen much sooner than that.

Congressional Research Service CRS reports, “The budget deficit (the difference between outlays and revenues) each year from 2009 to 2011 has been the highest ever in dollar terms and significantly higher as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) than in any other year since World War II. The budget is not projected to be on a sustainable path under current policy, in the sense that it would cause the federal debt to continuously grow more quickly than GDP. “

And the Federal Reserve Bank of NY warns, “The government has been increasing its spending ––particularly on such items as Social Security, Medicare, and, for a time, national defense –– at a rate faster than revenues have been growing. Also, there is a snowball effect resulting from each increase in the debt: as the debt expands, so do the interest payments.”

So the answer to all this is to raise taxes. Sure, the US will cut some spending. But they’ll never really cut to the heart of the problem. And that is excessive and unconstitutional spending. A few years from now, as the population continues to know less and ask fewer embarrassing questions thanks to the US government school system, you can expect even more Keynesian spending sprees and more wild swings back and forth as government spendocrats try to get a grip on an out of control economy. You’ll be saddled with more taxes and you’ll be characterized as unpatriotic by the mouthpiece media if you protest.

Government royalty figures such as Mr. Isakson and Mr. Chambliss have a different goal for US federal government than most of us serfs here in the US. They seek to maintain their high standard of living and the power given them by thoughtless predecessors who swapped our liberties for government hand-outs. The US today is unrecognizable from the US of 100 years ago.

As Mr. Waterson said, we need real men and women of integrity who will stand up for the common people, the middle class, who are footing the bill for the largess of the federal government. It’s way past time for a new breed of politician who will actually honor the oath to obey and protect the US Constitution. Only a principled group of people willing to sacrifice all can bring America back from the depths of socialist oligarchy, tyranny from a suffocating police state, and misery due to the death of our once great and productive economy.

The truth is Mr. Waterson, few Republicans or Democrats are going to “go up there and stand up for us”. Sadly but predictably, most are in it for the money and the power. You and the rest of the Tea Party members might want to take a fresh look at the Constitution Party platform.

Here’s a sample:

“A legitimate and primary purpose of civil government is to safeguard the God-given rights of its citizens; namely, life, liberty, and property. Only those duties, functions, and programs specifically assigned to the federal government by the Constitution should be funded. We call upon Congress and the President to stop all federal expenditures which are not specifically authorized by the U. S. Constitution, and to restore to the states those powers, programs, and sources of revenue that the federal government has usurped.”

And here’s the Constitutional background for this statement:

James Madison said: “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.” (Federalist Papers #45) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people (Amendment X).

For all who are hungry for a return to constitutional government, breathe in this statement from the Constitution Party website:

“The sole purpose of government, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, is to secure our unalienable rights given us by our Creator. When Government grows beyond this scope, it is usurpation, and liberty is compromised.”

Come join us!

Lamar County meeting is on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Pastime Grill in Barnesville, GA, dinner at 6:00pm followed by our meeting at 7:00pm.

By Robert Heiney

The views expressed by Robert Heiney are not necessarily the views of the Constitution Party National HQ or the Constitution Party GA.


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